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American Legion Post #170 Randolph Furey, Pomonkey, MD
The American Legion Post #170 will offer six scholarships in the amount of $500.00 to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Individuals applying for the scholarships must be related to members of the American Legion Post 170 or Auxiliary Unit No. 170. 

Renee Thompson-Flores, Commander

Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Scholarship
Offering six (6) scholarships at $500 per scholarship.

  • Student must be attending an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or attending College of Southern Maryland, or a vocational/trade school.
  • Graduating high school senior in the class of 2023 with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

 DUE DATE:  June 9, 2023

Scholarship Informational and application 


Charles County Farm Bureau Scholarship
$1000 scholarship
One of the objectives of the Charles County Farm Bureau is to provide financial support for higher education for students in an agriculture related curriculum, which will enable them to grow, prosper, and contribute to their communities.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Charles County, MD.
  • Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled, full-time student, attending at 2 or 4 year college/university or trade school, majoring in an agricultural related field, natural resource management, forestry or animal science.
  • GPA of at least 2.50.
  • Preference may be given to member/family member of Charles County Farm Bureau or 4H member.
  • A Scholarship recipient may be eligible to receive this scholarship a maximum of four times, providing they meet all other scholarship criteria.
  • Application and Essay required.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Application


Email Melinda Rice at or call 301-643-4039.

Charles Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships
The Charles Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will be awarding six academic scholarships of $1,000 each, to graduating high school seniors who reside in Charles County and have a “B” or better average during the Junior and Senior years of High School.  Each graduating senior must plan to attend a College or University on a full-time basis pursuing an accredited health career.

Applications, transcripts of grades, 2 recommendation letters and college acceptance letter is due to the Scholarship committee by Friday, May 12 at 4:30pm.  See application for details on how to apply. 

DUE DATE:  May 12, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.

Application Information


Inez Roberts at 301-934-2602 or

College of Southern Maryland
Please visit their website for information.

CSM Scholarships and Financial Aid


Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution
Please visit their website for information and read each requirement carefully before applying. 

DAR Scholarships


Senator Arthur Ellis Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to assist Charles County Students in furthering their higher education and pursuing their career goals.  Must be a resident of District 28 and must have completed the FAFSA. 

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023


Please submit the application and your unofficial transcript to

Senator Arthur Ellis
301 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
State of Maryland Literacy Association

This scholarship supports students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career.  Three Maryland High School graduates will be awarded a scholarship of $2,000.  Students must plan on majoring in education or pursuing some coursework in reading or reading relating fields.  A verification form with a signature by an employee of the student’s school must be completed.

Scholarship Application

For questions or additional Information:



Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships
Creating opportunities to further a student's higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education.  The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider.  This includes California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Saipan, Utah, Virginia and Washington.  In each of these states, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible applicant.

Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships

Kemet Temple Scholarship
Kemet Temple No. 263 is a fraternal organization located in the Waldorf area and is committed to assisting deserving high school graduates in meeting their higher educational goals. Kemet Temple will award five scholarships ($500) to deserving high school graduate from the class of 2023. To be considered for the Scholarship, the applicant must:

  •  be a prospective graduate of a Maryland High School who has applied and has been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • complete attached application form.
  • submit two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic potential, character, etc.
  • submit a certified copy of his/her high school transcript.
  • submit essay as detailed on the application
  • submit acceptance letter from college/university they will be attending

DUE DATE: May 5, 2023

Application Letter


La Plata Lions Club Scholarships
The La Plata Lions Club will be awarding will be awarding five academic scholarships of $1,500 each, to graduating high school seniors who reside in the service area of the La Plata Lions Club (see zip codes on letter to see if you qualify).  The five scholarships are the Sandy P. Knowland Memorial Scholarship, the Wayne R. Smith Memorial Scholarship, the Milton M. Somers Memorial Scholarship, the Harrieton L. Merritt Scholarship and the Adrian P. Sutten Scholarship.  The Merritt Scholarship is restricted to those applicants who are seeking a career in education.  The other ones may be used at the college or trade school of the successful applicant’s choice.  

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Application Information


La Plata Lions Club Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1228
La Plata, MD 20646

Mi Gente Unidos En Accion, Inc. Scholarship
This scholarship is in partnership with Siempre Unidos Hispanic Heritage Month Committee.  Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from Charles County Public Schools of Latino, Afro Latino, LatinX, or of mixed background that include Hispanic.  The scholarship will be awarded to students that plan on majoring in Education, Social Work, Business, Culinary Arts, Public Health and Safety and Law Enforcement.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application
  • 1 page essay on a book or person that inspired you in High School.
  • High School Transcript-we accept unofficial transcripts.
  • Copy of acceptance letter to College or University

DUE DATE: April 30, 2023 (postmarked or submitted)



P. O. Box 1844
Waldorf, MD 20604

Miss Utility of Maryland/DC Scholarship
Offering eight(8) single-year scholarships at $1,008.11.  Scholarships will be selected from Maryland and Washington D.C.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • General contact information
  • Essay describing the importance of Miss Utility of Maryland/D.C. and how it could relate to a future career path.
  • High School Transcript-we accept unofficial transcripts.
  • Must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington D.C. high school in spring 2023 and intend to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2023. 

DUE DATE: Must be postmarked or submitted by May 26, 2023

Scholarship Application

Mail-in entry:

Anna Trim
Attn: Miss Utility Scholarship Program
118 AA Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Contact Information:

Anna Trim at

Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 2023.

Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship
A candidate must:  Be graduating from high school in the spring of the current school year; public, private, parochial, and home schoolers are welcome to apply.  Have been accepted by an accredited college or university.  Be a resident of Charles, Calvert or St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland.  Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) as verified by an official transcript, and grades from at least 2 grading periods of the applicant's senior year.  Have participated in the performing arts in some capacity, a transcript will be required with application.  Have been involved in community service in some capacity.  All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline as noted on the application.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship Award

Mike Gahan Student Scholarships wants to help ease the financial stress of college and support students as they work towards their education goals.  To do that, we’re offering several student scholarships for students pursuing college degrees in a number of fields of study.  These scholarships award $1,000 to provide some financial relief for the high cost of college.  Please visit for more information.

DUE DATE: May 1, 2023

Application website

Tau Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi
$1,000.00 to minority student


Phi Alpha Zeta | Chapter of Zeta Phi | Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County, possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale, be accepted for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university and provide proof of acceptance. Applicant must submit an official high school transcript, two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher or counselor), an SAR report showing financial need, demonstrate community service by documenting contributions made in both school and community and provide an original essay.  Please submit your application on their website.

DUE DATE:  April 30, 2023

ScholarshiP Application website


The Brigadier General Charles Young Memorial Scholarship
The Lambda Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is offering scholarships to students in the counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Charles, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s. 

Application, High School transcript and 3 letters of recommendations (use their form) are required as well as a 500-750 word essay on  “Should the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 be passed by Congress and signed into law by the President?”.

DUE DATE: April 30, 2023


Letter of Recommendation Form

Essay Requirements